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Bravo’s longest-running television series debuts on DVD as Shout! Factory of Santa Monica and partners NBC Universal Television Distribution and Actors Studio Inc. launch a new home video collection of the 12-time Emmy-nominated Inside The Actor’s Studio series. The November 7th release will feature two titles – a single disc release of the Dave Chappelle episode, and a three-disc release with four episodes featuring film icons Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Barbra Streisand and Clint Eastwood. Each release in the series will include new introductions with executive producer and host, James Lipton, as well as important scenes that didn’t make the cut until now.

Shout! Factory is a diversified entertainment company devoted to producing, uncovering and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their careers sharing their music, television and film faves with discerning consumers the world over. The company’s DVD offerings serve up classic, contemporary and cult TV series, sports programs, live music, animation and documentaries. The company’s audio catalogue boasts Grammy-nominated boxed sets, new releases, album reissues and “best of” compilations. These riches are the result of a creative acquisitions mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Its products are distributed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment Inc. www.shoutfactory.com.

Orion Health of New Zealand, with US headquarters in Santa Monica, a leading provider of clinical workflow and integration technology for the healthcare sector, announced that the United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services has selected Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine to help its National Animal Health Laboratory Network (NAHLN) integrate test results and track animal diseases.

To proactively monitor livestock for the prevention of deadly and economically damaging diseases, the USDA began establishing the NAHLN in 2002. Approved laboratories across the nation contribute test results to the national system, allowing for the tracking of animal disease and providing critical laboratory data which alerts the national system to animal disease outbreaks and other adverse animal health situations, including bio-terrorism events. Laboratories regularly test for prion or “mad cow” diseases, exotic Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza among other diseases.

Orion Health’s Rhapsody Integration Engine will be used to extract approved information from state animal health laboratories information systems, reformat the data into identified NAHLN standardized data and report information back to Veterinary Services.

“Rhapsody will help us overcome the challenges inherent in managing huge volumes of data in multiple formats and could mean a faster response if an outbreak occurs,” said Paul Viskovich, Orion Health President North American Operations. www.orionhealth.com.

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